November birthstones: Topaz and Citrine

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November babies are fortunate to have the choice of two birth stones: Topaz and Citrine

The colours of topaz range from clear (colourless), yellow, orange, red, pink, purple, to green and blue.   Blue topaz has often been treated to bring out the blue colour.

November birthstone: Topaz

This stone is pleochroic, which means that the gem can show different colours in different crystal directions.

Myth and Legend
Topaz brings the wearer joy, generosity, abundance and good health.  It is traditionally known as a stone of love and good fortune.  It promotes honesty, individuality and self-control.

Wedding anniversaries:

  • 4th
  • 23rd for imperial topaz
  • 50th for golden topaz

Citrine is part of the quartz family and ranges from transparent , yellow, yellowish brown to orange and has sometimes been mistaken for Topaz.

November birthstone: Citrine

Myth and Legend

Citrine is a warming, energising and highly creative crystal.  It promotes joy; protects against negative energy and helps concentration.  This gem is also known for abundance and believers will keep a citrine in the wealth corner of their home, in their purse/wallet and traders will keep some in their till.

Wedding anniversaries:

  • 11th as an alternative stone for this anniversary
  • 13th

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Craft Fairs 2018 Update

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Another fruitful craft fair is over.  Many thanks to all the lovely people that visited my stall and my fellow Etsy designer makers for their inspiration and support.  I look forward to meeting you all again on the 1st December at the next Etsy artisan market at the Intu Shopping Centre, Milton Keynes.  Same time, same place!

Sterling silver charm and citrine bracelet

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Fanklemade’s 2018 Events

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The first of Fanklemade’s 2018 events was at the #Huddlemarket Arts and Craft Fair yesterday.  We had good attendance and plenty of new customers.  Thank you to all my new friends and customers, it was a fun day.

Fanklemade at the Huddlemarket, Harpenden 15th September 2018

 

Next shows are:

15th September: Huddlemarket, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Harpenden,  AL5 2RU

29th September : Etsy Local Market at Intu Shopping Centre, 67 Midsummer Place, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3GB

19th/20th October: Crafting Live, East of England Arena, Peterborough, PE2 6XE.  Fanklemade will be in the Artisan Tent.

3rd November: Huddlemarket, Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Harpenden,  AL5 2RU

1st December: 9.00 am to 6.00 pm Etsy Local Christmas Market at Intu Shopping Centre, 67 Midsummer Place, Central Milton Keynes, MK9 3GB

9th December: 2 pm to 4 pm NPRA Christmas Fair, Napsbury Park Sports Pavilion, Pegrum Drive, Napsbury Park, London Colney, Herts

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